Hollywood, Fla. (June 29, 2012) — Costa Crociere S.p.A., the largest Italian travel
group and Europe’s number one cruise company, has appointed Soren Krogsgaard vice
president technical operations. In this role, he will supervise Costa Crociere’s technical
operations department and coordinate all technical operations for Costa Cruises’ fleet of
15 ships. He also will be responsible for the three ships operated by Iberocruceros, the
Costa Group’s Spanish brand.
Krogsgaard will report directly to Costa Crociere Sp.A. Executive Vice President Fleet
Operations Manfred Urspunger. He will be tasked with providing further development for
the innovation and technical efficiency of the Costa Cruises and Iberocruceros fleets.
Krogsgaard comes to Costa with 20 years of professional experience. He began his
career as a technical officer on cruise ships and was subsequently appointed to a series
of positions in the technical departments of several leading international companies,
including Carnival Corporation & plc. Krogsgaard supervised various projects, notably
the construction of Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 that launched in late 2003. Most
recently, he was project manager of Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding, the department
that coordinates and supervises all new shipbuilding projects of the Carnival
Corporation & plc group. He oversaw the new buildings for AIDA Cruises at the Meyer
Werft shipyard in Germany.
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For more than 60 years Costa Cruises’ ships have sailed worldwide, offering the best in
Italian style, hospitality and cuisine, while providing holidays focused on fun and
relaxation. The line’s ships visit 250 destinations throughout the Mediterranean,
northern Europe, the Baltic, Caribbean, South America, United Arab Emirates, Far East
and Indian Ocean. The line has 15 ships in service and one new ship on order from
Fincantieri for delivery in October 2014.